Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
Public and community-owned websites and apps that value morality over profit could revitalise online culture.
In 1999, ahead of World Trade Organisation protests, a group of Australian activists created the first open internet publishing platform. This technology is the basis of the internet we know today.
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
The father of the web wants to address issues including malicious content circulation, misinformation, and the polarisation of online debate. But the methods he is proposing aren't great.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
Online videos of Hitler getting angry at things, based on a 2004 film scene, have found enduring appeal and recently featured in a Fair Work Commission case. Why the furor?
A breakdown of the infrastructure and operating costs, as well as the market impact of giving free full-fibre broadband to the whole country.
A recent federal court ruling lets big telecom companies censor the internet in ways that boost their own profits – but also allows local and state governments to outlaw censorship if they wish.
As new ways of working have spread throughout the workplace, a culture of lifelong learning is competing with the traditional practice of on-the-job training.
Some initiatives aim to develop more ethical and equitable models.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
Web browsers are introducing encryption technology that could stop governments spying on you – and catching criminals.
The Russian government would like to free itself from the global Internet. This push for “digital sovereignty” has raised technical scepticism and political concerns.
The first internet communication was underwhelming, thanks to a computer crash. But a lot has happened since then – including key decisions that helped build the internet of today.
A call for greater transparency.
But out-of-date kit, lack of access to digital technologies and expensive mobile broadband packages can all act as barriers to being able to operate successfully in the digital world.
The announcement of a systemic attack on the Internet in February 2019 raises the question of the structure and protection of one of the major protocols of the web: the domain name service (DNS).
The death of the BBC Red Button teletext service marks the end of an analogue era.
Science communication online is important to the intellectual work of scientists.